Tag: LGBTQIAW

My Kind of Theologian: A Review of Earthen Vessels by Matthew Lee Anderson

Earthen Vessels: Why Our Bodies Matter to Our Faith by Matthew Lee Anderson 231 pp. $14.99.  Bethany House. The preface to Matthew Anderson’s book is subtitled, “In Which I Clear my Throat.”  How could I but love this book?  Oh, and in one of the concluding chapters, he takes an “emergent” Christian author to task…

A Plea for Better Questions, Part 3: To the Liberals

God loves Black people, and so should the Church. God loves heroin addicts, and so should the Church. God loves Capitalists, and so should the Church. God loves those who bully the weak, and so should the Church. God loves LGBTQIAW* people, and so should the Church. God loves women, and so should the Church.…

A Plea for Better Questions, Part 2: To the Conservatives

I really enjoy bringing well-known texts and doctrines into larger historical contexts when I teach Sunday school, largely because in my own experience knowing about the texts and other realities that surround the Bible and later controversies that involve the Bible, rather than settling the question, opens up the complexity of the situation and allows…

A Plea for Better Questions, Part 1: Introduction

In recent months a feature in the New York Times, followed by an announcement by certain alumni of Wheaton College, have drawn attention to student groups at Christian colleges dedicated to advocating in behalf of lesbian, gay, and other such students (covered by the ever-lengthening LGBTQIAW* label) at Christian colleges, in churches, and in other…